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Public Discussion / Re: Structural changes in biz making tech employment unlikely?
« Last post by WildRiver on November 18, 2018, 10:01:23 am »
Wow, this thread is still running from the beginning of this year. Everyone has good idea. One thing that I am always frustrated about this topic is that why do American citizens have to compete with third-world workers in their own country? Our economic system is broken. The CEOs and upper management are sitting there like pigs taking in all the food and left us with crumbs! We are fighting for crumbs. Many years ago, a friend of my mom who has a son that works on Wall Street as an investment banker/trader collected 90K Xmas bonus. At that time I believe I were earning 80ish K on my job. Now I am unemployed but I refuse to participate in this job scheme by being a day-trader.
Public Discussion / Re: How does Google handle storage?
« Last post by The Gorn on November 18, 2018, 09:59:01 am »
Where are they getting the funds to run this operation? It is expensive. who would pay them to store data on every gulag user in the world?

1) Advertising (you know, like the Adwords I posted about my own experiences with which nobody replied to. :P ) Adwords is a HUGE generator of revenue.

2) US government three letter acronym agencies OF COURSE.

Public Discussion / Re: The job market is hot these days
« Last post by WildRiver on November 18, 2018, 09:15:48 am »
Which industry sector are you in? There are 3 factors I think that are playing out right now.

1. More jobs are coming back to the US (due to trade war).
2. Corporations are having more money because of record tax cut.
3. More people are dropping out of the job market due to retirement and age discrimination (people who got laid of in their 50ish won't be working ever again. I happen to know a few who lost their jobs this year).
Public Discussion / The job market is hot these days
« Last post by unix on November 18, 2018, 08:39:18 am »

In my  circles, there is a lot of turbulence. A lot of people coming, going..  Interesting.

And I don't know if this translate into consulting i.e. "real" consulting market. I am strictly talking about full-time or quasy-full time people.

Public Discussion / Re: Obviously the Board Changed a Bit
« Last post by unix on November 18, 2018, 08:37:35 am »
You are right.
Public Discussion / Re: How does Google handle storage?
« Last post by unix on November 18, 2018, 08:36:55 am »
Where are they getting the funds to run this operation? It is expensive. who would pay them to store data on every gulag user in the world?

Public Discussion / Watch this video before it disappears
« Last post by ArnoldW2 on November 17, 2018, 09:21:53 pm »
Nancy Pelosi explains "wrap-up smear"

Here's a longer video that puts the video above into context.
In this vid, Pelosi accuses the Republicans of committing the "wrap smear" before describing it.

The short video above makes Pelosi look like the villain, the video below not nearly so much.
Public Discussion / Re: How do they do it?
« Last post by ArnoldW2 on November 17, 2018, 03:00:13 pm »
Unix wrote:
I still think this discussion raises more questions than answers.

Then ask the questions.  I'm interested in reading them.
Public Discussion / Obviously the Board Changed a Bit
« Last post by The Gorn on November 17, 2018, 08:26:26 am »
I made the decision to collapse all of the active subject-specific boards into far fewer general purpose boards.  And I moved the most recent year's worth of posts to the respective boards.

It should make it easier to decide where to post material. Also, by doing some curation based on recency, I got rid of thousands of posts by now-long-departed members.

Unix suggested this lately and some others have also mentioned it from time to time - reducing the number of sections, because the activity on the site has become so low.

Instead of "coffee chat", tech, and FTE/contract career stuff having their own forums, there is one omnibus Public Discussion board that replaces them.

"Logged in only" discussion and "Real business" discussion, both restricted to logged in members, are moved to a Logged In Discussion board.

The old "private, by invitation" board has basically been retained in the new Private Discussion board.


Now: (assuming you are a "trusted" member, not recently registered and known for a long time to me - if not, the "Private Discussion" board will not be visible - I need to know who you are to add you):

If you ONLY want old time members and those reasonably vetted to see a post, POST IT TO THE PRIVATE SECTION.

If you want to discuss something but you don't want your post hanging out to be seen by the general web and Google, AND you are ok with recently registered users seeing it, POST IT TO THE LOGGED IN DISCUSSION section.

If neither apply to your post, IE you don't care who sees your post, please post to the Public section.


Politics is now ALLOWED. All of the beta cucks have left us. :P
Public Discussion / 3 Best Messenger Apps: Telegram vs. Viber vs. WhatsApp
« Last post by unix on November 16, 2018, 08:46:25 pm »
one must also include signal as part of the messenger landscape. Snowden-approved.

I use all 4: Telegram, whatsapp, viber and Signal.

You can make video calls via viber and whatsapp, much like skype. except viber works on desktop and whatsapp desktop version cannot make any phone calls at all.
telegram can make voice calls.
Signal can make voice calls. It has a cool feature where you can set a self-destruct timer on messages. Ranging from 5 seconds to 1 week.

From what I understand all the phone calls are encrypted, just like messages.

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